Best fish tacos in Vancouver

Jun 2 2016, 1:53 am

Few foods offer that immediate slice of sunshine from way down the west coast like a great fish taco. Seared, fried, or fusion, here’s our take on where to find the best fish tacos in Vancouver.

Roaming Dragon

 Cod Taco (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Cod Taco (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Built on generous strips of perfectly crusted and fried Ocean Wise cod, Roaming Dragon’s fish tacos are served on soft corn tortillas, topped with finely shredded purple cabbage, jicama and pineapple salsa, sweet chili aioli, and fresh cilantro. The result a delectable clean, slightly sweet flavoured treat.

Address: The best way to find the Roaming Dragon food truck is on Facebook, Twitter, and via the StreetFoodApp.
Phone: 604-639-3335
Twitter: @DragonTruck


Photo courtesy of Tacofino

Photo courtesy of Tacofino

With arguably one of the best fish tacos in the city, Tacofino is a must-visit food destination for anyone craving this handheld delight. Served on a soft flour tortilla, generously filled with tempura battered Pacific cod, and topped with salsa fresca and chipotle mayo, Tacofino’s fish tacos are light, fresh, and mouthwatering good.

Address: Multiple locations (check website)
Twitter: @TacofinoVAN

Local Public Eatery

Sporting a seaside vibe, this laid-back haunt, located on Cornwall Avenue in Kits, offers a range of comforting eats, including Baja-inspired fish tacos at $5 a piece. Brimming with golden beer battered fish, shredded cabbage, and garnished with pico de gallo, diners will want to simply inhale these fresh, filling, and mighty tasty tacos.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-3589


This brightly-coloured storefront-style restaurant in Gastown prides itself on dishing up authentic, fresh Mexican fare. Tacomio (which translates to “my taco”) keeps their recipes simple and garnishes their taco creations with a variety of fun and enticing toppings. Tacomio takes a slightly different approach to their fish taco. Instead of using battered fish, the casual eatery offers up a seared B.C. Albacore tuna version, which is presented with an ancho citrus crust, house slaw, chipotle crema, and fresh salsa, on a non-GMO corn tortilla.

Address: 435 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-868-7041
Twitter: @tacomiovan

The Fish Counter

This Main Street community-focused seafood shop, owned by Ocean Wise co-founders Robert Clark and Mike McDermid, offers a Baja-style fish taco from their take out counter, which is comprised of crispy battered cod, mango salsa, red onion cabbage, and a spicy crema. In addition to this mainstay item, The Fish Counter also offers a fish taco rotating special, which includes tacos filled with halibut or sturgeon. Marinated in garlic, herbs, and lemon zest, then baked to perfection, grilled fish lovers should make a point of ordering the Greek Taco when it’s offered.

Address: 3825 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-876-3474
Twitter: @thefishcounter

La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop

Any fish taco-related list would not be complete without mentioning La Taqueria. The go-to cantina for many Vancouverites seeking a reliably good Mexican meal, offers two types of fish tacos. The ever-popular Taco de Pescado (composed of steamed cod, chipotle mayo, cabbage, salsa Mexicana, and corn tortillas), and the Atun Seafood taco (Albacore tuna with wasabi mayo, chili ponzu, cabbage, and pico de gallo on a six inch handmade flour tortilla).

Address: Multiple locations (check website)
Twitter: @LaTaqueriaYVR

Go Fish Ocean Emporium

Granville Island’s Go Fish Ocean Emporium offers a delicious, fresh-tasting fish taco of the grilled salmon variety. Rolled into a white flour tortilla cone (“tacone”), Go Fish’s grilled salmon is topped with cilantro-spiked salsa, chipotle crema, and house-made slaw.

Address: 1505 West 1st Avenue (Granville Island), Vancouver
Phone: 604-730-5040

Los Cuervos

Photo courtesy of Los Cuervos

Photo courtesy of Los Cuervos

This modest sized taqueria and cantina on Kingsway continues to draw people in with its taco-centric menu. For a delicious feed dig into Los Cuervos’ Baja-style fish taco, which is comprised of tempura battered local snapper, lightly pickled cabbage, tomato lime salsa, chipotle crema, and a six inch flour tortilla (corn tortillas available on request). Thrifty diners should make a point to drop by Los Cuervos at happy hour when two tacos and a draft beer cost $10.

Address: 603 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-1518

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